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Poster: philipt75 Date: Oct 1, 2009 8:17pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 16mm-DVD

Watch out with running 16mm through a projector, you could very easily mess up your film if the projector is in less than perfect shape. If you must, then get a manual feed so you can thread yourself. Auto feeds, if the leader is not in tip top shape, can get stuck half way through and the mechanism is very unforgiving, it will keep feeding the film and it will scrunch up the film inside the projector. Once that happens, the film is rendered useless. If you are trying to DIY at home transfer using a projector, you'll either get the flicker, or if you have a 5blade 24 frames per second projector, everyone will be running around very fast and unnaturally, you'll also, depending on the camera you are using to video tape, a loss in the original quality. Even some of the lenses will give you less quality than what the original film looks like. The only way to go is scanning from the gate, no projection, no lenses, mirrors. Even if you go with a 'professional' transfer company, most are just transferring like you would try at home, you must vouch the company and ask for a video seeing the professional equipment in action like this company below.

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Poster: anh Mike Date: Oct 6, 2009 11:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 16mm-DVD

I read there is software to remove the flicker. Anyways my friend machine is shot. And the project is on hold until I find 16mm projector. And if I wanted to go profession it would cost too much and they would refuse to do w/o proof the film is in Pulbic domain.

BTW 5 blade 24 frames/sec. I understand that the frames are different. I guessing software would change that.